Emergency Trauma Management Course
Designed by Emergency Physicians, the ETM Course focuses on practical trauma reception and resuscitation, trauma team leading and trauma team member skills.
Why should I do the ETM Course?
Teamwork and communication: We will improve your team management and communication in trauma settings.
Skill improvement: Enhance your practical skills in trauma management, resuscitation, and emergency procedures.
Build confidence: We use facilitated simulation scenarios to increase your confidence in high-pressure trauma resuscitations. Backed up by pre-reading and pre-teaching, we aim to set you up for success.
Knowledge update: We keep you up-to-date with the latest evidence-based and locally relevant practices in trauma care.
The ETM Course is taught by knowledgeable and approachable instructors who are experts in their fields. Our faculty is made of up Emergency Physicians, Anaesthetists, Intensivists, Rural Generalists, Retrievalists, Surgeons, Paramedics and Nurses.
Andy is the co-creator and current director of the ETM Course. Andy currently works as an Emergency Physician at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and as a Medical Retrieval Consultant/Flight Doctor for Careflight NT. He developed his interest in trauma during his early emergency training at the Alfred Hospital, one of Australasia’s busiest major trauma centres. Andy is also the co-creator of the ED Procedures Course.
Keith has a keen interest in Trauma and works as the Paediatric Trauma Education Consultant at the Royal Children’s Hospital, where he is responsible for developing the Trauma Team Training Program for hospital staff, as well as designing and delivering paediatric trauma education courses state-wide, and internationally.
I thought this was the BEST course I've ever done. The calibre of the content and educators was superb. The structure of the course was really well thought out and pace of the course was spot on. The progressive nature of scenario difficulty from day 1 - day 3 was ingenius for quickly up-skilling us without too much stress. Finally, the collegiality and friendliness of the faculty and constant reassurance 'this isn't a test' did wonders to reduce everyone's anxiety and in turn improve our performance. I can't speak more highly of this course and will leave a more confident clinician with many new skills and reflections upon how I practice within a team. _ RORY COUPLAND
Excellent course with highly engaging instructors. Their teaching from personal experience was captivating and helped reinforce concepts and approaches. The course was appropriately challenging while offering a supportive environment to learn in. Potentially the best run course I've been on, having done a few over the past couple years. The course will undoubtedly improve my care of trauma patients in the future out of sight. Thanks and great job! _ JAKE NORTH
Great 3 day course taught by enthusiastic and knowledgeable faculty. Lots of opportunity to practice team leading and procedures in a simulated (read: safe!) environment. Got to use my new found trauma team leading skills on my very next day back at work! Would definitely recommend!! _ ALISHA PANIR
I had high expectations of the ETM course and wasn't disappointed. The course manual is extensive and full of valuable material with great tips for clinical practice. The course facilitators create a friendly comfortable environment for learning where experienced professionals deliver high quality content without ego or intimidation. Very valuable as an emergency medicine registrar starting out, has made me much more comfortable with my approach to managing trauma. High complexity simulation allows you to really practice the skills you have learned on the course. Highly recommended to anyone managing trauma in the Emergency department. _ ANDREW SMITH
Awesome interactive hands-on course with great skills stations, group discussions, and small group sim sessions. If you want to improve your resus room communication, management of trauma or even just have a great weekend with enthusiastic instructors and participants this is the course to do. _ TRIA
I just completed ETM Melbourne. Just wanted to say a big thank you to all the instructors and organisers. It really is an excellent course in all respects and was a brilliant cohort of candidates too. It really exceeded my expectations (which were already pretty high!). I know this view is also shared by many of my ACRRM/ED colleagues. I look forward to crossing paths again. _ Damian Heman
The BEST trauma course ever! Well structured, comprehensive, thorough and very informative. Andy and the group are awesome instructors, highly recommended. _ AHMED ABDELSALAM